1. The CEC requests other bodies of public administration to make available information, documents or any other evidence required or considered necessary for the administrative investigation.
2. Public administration bodies are required to make evidence available, in accordance with point 1 of this article, upon receiving the request from the CEC and by the deadline established in it.
3. If the public administration body, without legal reasons, refuses to fulfil the request or does not fulfil it by the deadline, the CEC, in accordance with article 172 of this Code, shall fine or, as appropriate, file criminal charges against the persons responsible specified in article 4 of this Code.